Beautiful Babies

I’m going to try something new this month.  Yesterday, I stumbled across a new blog  called  Bella Dia. It’s a fun little mostly crafty blog.  She’s come up with a really fun idea.  For the month of August, she’s encouraging others to join her as she does the Encyclopedia of Me meme. Basically you go through the ABC’s giving a little insight to yourself.  As she started a day late and is on B today, that’s where I will start.  We’ll see how this goes for me.  (You may have realized by now that I’m not much of a rule follower.)

Last night, Mimi was being really sweet to her sister.  I had to make sure she wasn’t ill as the sibling rivalry as been pretty intense around here lately. She quietly told me that she just wanted her sister to love her the way she used to.  When I asked her what she meant, she revealed that she had been looking at all of our old scrapbooks.  The ones where she and her sister were best friends and inseparable. 

Mimi was born two days before KT’s second birthday.  We’ve always told her that Mimi was her birthday present.  It’s the one gift that has never gotten lost or shoved into a corner.  They’ve been lucky to share such a wonderful bond. 


This is the oldest digi photo we have. I guess I need to break the scanner out.

Lately as they are starting to grow up, things have become a bit strained between them.  It’s a hard place for a little sister to be in.  Having a bad case of idol worship on someone who’s searching for her own way.  Someone that doesn’t want to be saddled with a pesky baby sister.  (Not that I ever resented having a baby brother hanging around or anything)

For the most part the girls do get along.  It’s just that Mimi is hyper-sensitive to any perceived slight and lashes back out.  (We don’t call her the Feisty) Which just escalates things further.  I know that someday soon(ish) the girls will be back to being best friends. 

Until that day comes we will treasure the little moments when they are being sweet to each other and can’t bear to leave each other’s presence.  Like when they stayed up until who knows how long playing World of Warcraft with each other. 

If nothing else, it makes for some really quiet and peaceful mornings…


Bit O Life


The pesky little sister

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16 Responses to Beautiful Babies

  1. Lynne says:

    hmm, this comment box is different. Have you been messing around with your template again?

    My sister and I have four years between us. We were really pretty good friends until she became interested in boys. I no longer was fun to have tagging around after her.

    Two year’s difference is better than four. Don’t worry, that bond will come back for them.

    I love Mimi’s red hair!

  2. Jenster says:

    She sure is cute for being so pesky! LOL

  3. Susan says:

    Suprise!! I am actually posting after reading your blog. As you know, I was the pesky little sister for many years and now I rock and my sister is not so rockin’. Tell Mimi that her time will come! Love you all, Susan

  4. Stephanie says:

    Summer is even harder isn’t it? My kids are all sick of eachother and at eachothers throats all day long. I can’t wait for school to start so they can have something else to do besides hate eachother :o)

  5. Jenn says:

    I really like the encyclopedia of me idea. Thanks for the comment on my 15 things. 🙂 It’s hard to imagine not having digital cameras now, isn’t it?

  6. sognatrice says:

    I don’t have a sister, only a brother 6 years older, so I didn’t really go through any of this…such an alien concept to me, in fact, to imagine having someone of the same sex and about the same age around me while growing up. Huh.

    Thanks for a little window into that experience and for the gorgeous photos of your girls 🙂

  7. gawilli says:

    I imagine that is a bond that may become tested but never broken. I say “Imagine” because I do not have a sibling. Sometimes I listen to friends complain about family gatherings and sibling tensions and wish that I too had that problem!

    Your children are beautiful and I love that red hair!

    The Encyclopedia does sound like fun. Hmm.

  8. J-Funk says:

    My Studly Hubby and I both have wide gaps between us and our closest siblings, so that we’re both ‘psychologically only children’. It’s the perfect combination.

    I love all your pictures of your kids! Blogs are a great place to record all those moments.

  9. Wicked H says:

    Gorgeous girls.

    I have 2 sisters and we are each 8 years apart, me in the middle. We go through phases of rivalry. Never a dull moment.

  10. giveitatry says:

    Aah, I don’t have any sisters. I know it is a special bond. I saw that meme also – it looks like a fun one.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Your girls are gorgeous. Teen years have all kinds of stages as I’m sure you’re learning…I remember mine with my mom. I don’t have any siblings and I truly feel sorry for all that my mom went through during my teen years. Mom’s deserve the most respect for all they endure…sisters, too, I’m sure!

  12. Mojokat says:

    Oops…the anonymous up there was me…hehe!

  13. Susan says:

    Lynne~I don’t think I’ve messed with it too much recently.

    SUSAN??? MY Susan??!! Wonders never cease! It’s takes sticking up for Mimi to drag you out of lurkdom!!!!

    Jenster~She is pretty cute. I think we’ll keep her.

    Sognatrice~I have a brother that’s two years younger…we had a bit of that stuff going on.

  14. Susan says:

    Stephanie~School breaks are usually a time of re-connecting for the girls…being away from school friends and such. This year, they just want to hang out with friends and not so much each other. Bring on school!!

    Jenn~digital cameras have made such a HUGE difference in our lives. It’s amazing.

    Gawilli~We keep telling them that friends can come and go but you’ll always have your sister.

    J-Funk~Interesting that you both come from a family like that.

    Wicked H~Wow, that’s a big huge spread. It must keep things interesting.

    Giveitatry~I never felt left out because I didn’t have a sister until my mom said she was always sad I didn’t have one when we found out we were having two girls Now I wonder…. 🙂

    Anon/MoJoKat~Go give your mom a hug now!

  15. The little girls were so cute wearing the same clothes =)

  16. JennieBoo says:

    Gorgeous babies! Must take after you! 🙂

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